I was born in Temple, and raised next door to Keene, in Cleburne.  I played football, track, cross country, and swimming while in high school.  I took a trip up north for college and graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences.  My wife is an elementary music teacher in the Hillsboro ISD.  I plan to bring my experiences working in fields as varied as banking, oilfield, electrical, and sales to the classroom in a way that shows students the variety of options they have in life.
    I bring a huge level of excitement to the classroom.  Science is a passion of mine and has been for many years.  I was inspired by a teacher named Mr. Sewell in high school.  He taught me that someone who may not fit into normal student box can be successful and have options in life.  I hope some of my enthusiasm rubs off on a few of my students, who will continue with a lifelong passion for learning. 
    I am highly qualified by the state of Texas to teach in the following areas:
    Life Science 7-12 
    Social Studies 7-12
    Generalist 4-8
    ESL K-12
    If you have any questions regarding my class or your particular student, please contact me during my office hours 12:15-1:05pm daily or after school from 3:40-4:00pm in room A129.  If you need to speak with me outside of those times, please email me at jabt@keeneisd.org to schedule an appointment.